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Dec 16, 2012 5:30pm PST
women who taught and guided them. our ern tire -- entire abc news team is on the grounds tonight and we begin with the portraits of the lives lost. ♪ this is an abc news special report. tragedy at sandy hook. >> good evening to all of you, i'm diane sawyer, here with george stephanopoulos at abc htd quarters in new york and we sboin you on the air this sunday night because the people of newtown, connecticut are holding a vigil and president obama is about to speak. he is in the auditorium at the ne newtown high school, about a mile from where so many lost their lives. >> the president landed earlier today. four times now as president he's had this somber task. this may be the most wrenching one, we saw the president get choked up talking about this on friday. we should advise everyone at home this could be difficult for young family members to watch. >> the president has always said the hardest and most important thing he does is try to fill a hole in the hearts of those suffering with words. i want to go to david muir outside the high school right now in rainy somber newtown. >> real
CSPAN
Dec 30, 2012 9:00am EST
book about his time running abc news in 1997-2010. he was therefore all of the big moments of our recent history, and of all personalities and the broadcasting journalism business, so it's a delight and a real welcome. >> thank you very much. great to be with you. [applause] >> before i get into your book i just want to ask you about your own trajectory. did you ever plan on -- where we you brought up? did you every think about being in journalism as a teenager or college student? >> i'm a proud michigander, north of here. yeah, exactly, from flint, believe it or not. i was born in flint, michigan. i went to law school and became a lawyer and clerk for justice powell of the supreme court. was a lawyer and was planning to do that for my career in washington. was plucked to be general counsel of the parent company of abc back in 81. i did that for a few years. through a roundabout way i ended up becoming president of abc news. it's not something i ever saw to do. even when what to do it i did it because we need secession plant because we needed secession plan and his i thought i wou
ABC
Dec 12, 2012 5:00pm PST
. posted limit is 35 miles per hour. our abc 7 news crew drove that in 40 seconds. we timed the video posted on the web site which showed officers wild ride took 16 seconds. the sargeant facebook page had a quote, 100 miles per hour in the lambo, naming 10 passengers saying about them, and the car, quote, it's roomier than you think. plus we were all drunk. now, head of the police officer association says he has no confirmation and he's not sure how this will be handled. >> never seen anything like this. of course we live in the age of internet and in the age of the wen. so this would with on a case by case basis. the chief would have to make a determination of whether or not this is appropriate. >> now, he says he has not talked to sargeant carl t and cannot verify this incident which happened back in september. we have been untibl reach sargeant t working at a station near the broadway tunnel. by the way he's taken down his page. the police chief sout of town and was unavailable for comment. live in san francisco, abc 7 news. >> all right. thank you. police in san francisco's bay vi
ABC
Dec 6, 2012 1:40am PST
somebody enjoys it. >> reporter: jim avila, abc news, washington. >> you have to feel for her, too. here's the problem in a nutshell. unlike traditional mortgage. make your payments. equity. a reverse mortgage pays out equity in your home as cash. increases your debt and decreases your equity. that's the problem in a nutshell. that's how the woman got into the situation she did. it sounds good, but like with everything, there is a downside. commercials don't tell you about that. >> h.u.d., discussing two ways to address the problem. unfortunate to see people like that that may not have had all information had it and didn't look at it lose their beloved home. >> gamble with your biggest asset. that's the tough part. we will be back right after this. >> announcer: "world news now" >>> well, there are very few people in music that truly can be called living legend. if anybody embodies that title it has got to be loretta lynn. >> from a coal miner's daughter in butcher holler, kentucky to superstar at age 80. believe it or not she is on tour yet again. here is abc's sharyn alfonsi. ♪
ABC
Dec 23, 2012 6:00pm EST
come. john schriffen, abc news, new york. >> with us tonight amy free our meteorologist from our affiliate here. you have three things you're looking at. >> the first stoorm is in the northeast, it will give folks a white christmas. as it moves through washington, light snow, mainly the snow stays in central pennsylvania and central new york, one to three inches possible there. long the i-95 corridor, mainly a little dusting. >> then severe weather in the south? >> yes, the warm side could produce thunderstorms and isolated tornadoes. before it leaves oklahoma city, could produce a white christmas. >> the third storm is a real biggie. >> it's a monster. producing one to four inches for flooding rain for parts of california. into the sierras, feet of snow. as it pushes east, a lot of snow. anyone traveling through the rockies. places like denver, several minchs of snow. >> and it gets to the northeast. >> by the middle of the week that, will have a ripple effect on people trying to get home. >> amy, thank you very much. appreciate it. >>> a more pressing concern for many of us ton
ABC
Dec 17, 2012 3:00am PST
>> from abc news, this is "world news now." >>> isn't it funny we left here friday thinking the biggest story had to do with tax cuts and spending cuts and fiscal cliffs. no longer seems to be the case. what a difference 72 hours makes. a different country on this monday morning. good morning, everyone, i'm rob nelson. >> and i'm sunny hostin. paula faris is on assignment. after the initial shock and the weekend vigils, it's time for parents to send their children back to school. what do you tell young children about their safety and confront their fears? we'll get some expert advice right here in just a moment. >>> also this morning, after so many mass shootings in the recent years, there's a renewed call for tighter gun control, even though the vast majority of gun owners are law abiding. >> i think now we're going to really be focused, i think, on gun -- just reform. it's sort of front of mind for everyone now. >> a tipping point event. absolutely. >>> later this half hour, how do you celebrate christmas after a massacre at an elementary school put your small town on the map?
ABC
Dec 18, 2012 12:00pm EST
injured during the ordeal. john gonzalez, abc 7 news. >> a barricade situation in adelphi has ended peacefully. the standoff began late monday night after u.s. marshals tried to serve a warrant at an apartment on greenwich which drives. he was considered armed and dangerous. he was taken into custody around 6:00 a.m. m county police searching for man suspected of sexually assaulting a teenager. the man posed as a cable company employee in and threatened a 15- year-old girl to get into the home on echo court in woodbrige. he is believed to be in his 20s with a mediumh buildae at knifepoint. he was wearing black dress shoes. >> it's going to be another heartbreaking day in newtown as more children are laid to rest. >> other schools in newtown every open for the first time since the shooting. tahman bradley has the latest from connecticut. >> today will be another difficult day for residents in newtown, as the greeks didn't -- as the grief-stricken community gathers for more funerals. we also know that 6-year-old emily parker will be buried back in her home state of utah. a small step
ABC
Dec 13, 2012 1:40am PST
schriffen, abc news, new york. >> should be fascinating what answer they come up with. obviously, it's best known for those fiery images. but in its heyday, that was the fastest and most comfortable way to get across the atlantic. so it was a milestone at the time. of course, we remember how it ended, just like the "titanic." we remember the tragedy, not the accomplishment. >> that was the first trip from europe to north america of the 1937 and they didn't have a full airship, only 36 passengers. at that time in 1937, $400 per ticket, one way, $720 round trip. think of what that would cost in today's parameters. >> no kidding. we'll get answers perhaps on sunday. >>> well before jon stewart and steven colbert, political satire was in the pages of "mad" magazine. >> and now "mad" is celebrating 60 years of poking fun. it's coming up on "world news now." >> announcer: "world ♪ ♪ mad world mad world >>> nice song choice, guys. "mad" magazine is celebrating 60 years of making fun of the american landscape with a brand new book. >> it's called "totally mad -- 60 years of humor, satire,
ABC
Dec 11, 2012 5:30pm PST
news exclusive. the president sat down with abc's barbara walters at the white house this afternoon. and he said something about syria that signals a whole new day for the u.s. barbara walters is here right now with what happened at the white house today. barbara? >> reporter: just a year ago this month, i met with president assad in damascus and i questioned him about the slaughter of his people. since then, 40,000 people have been killed. well, today, president obama had some big news. for the first time, he is putting the syrian opposition on the path to be recognized as the new government if and when assad falls. i'd like to talk about syria. do you plan to recognize the opposition and give them some legitimacy? >> we've made a decision that the syrian opposition coalition is now inclusive enough, is reflective and representative enough of the syrian population, that we consider them the legitimate representative of the syrian people, in opposition to the assad regime, and so we will provide them recognition and obviously with that recognition comes the responsibilities on the p
ABC
Dec 15, 2012 6:00am PST
reported the shooter has been identified as adam lanza. this is a picture of him from 2005 abc news reports he gained access to the school by breaking a glass window near the front door. a few hours from now a prayer vigil is expect to do take place in san francisco as the aids memorial grove. vigils popped up all over the country including this one at mill valley where 20 people turned out to remember the victims in connecticut. we have more on another vigil held in walnut creek last night. >>> this candlelight vigil came together within just a few hours. organizer ashley month refelt compelled to do something after watching news reports through out the day. >> our hearts are broken but when we gather here like this it shows our spirits aren't broken. >> among those in the crowd were elementary aged students. >> did you hear it through a friend or on the phone? >> i heard it from my mom. >> his mother tells me he had a conversation with them about the shooting in connecticut when she picked him up from school. >> i thought it was important for them to know what happened. usually i try to s
ABC
Dec 20, 2012 4:00pm PST
homicides so far in san francisco this year. last year, there were 50. in san francisco, abc 7 news. >> a number of tributes to the newtown victims are planned for tomorrow a week after the shooting. >> church as cross the country, include something here in the bay area will ring bells 26 times. beginning at 9:30 in the morning that. is one ring for each person killed. number of web sites planning to go dark for a minute, a pop up will be featured asking visitors to pause, and remember their victims. >> abc news will air a special report tomorrow morning and will stream that special report for you live at abc 7 news.com. and you can express your sympathy by posting this badge on your facebook wall. be sure to stay with us for continuing coverage of the connecticut school shootings. >> people in a normally quiet hayward apartment building dealing with a murder today it happened in the middle of the day in a parking lot there. police have little to go on. this murder forced the shut down of two schools. >> sky 7 hd was over the parking lot shortly after the shooting took place, witnes
ABC
Dec 17, 2012 6:30pm EST
of abc news joins the search for solutions. a way forward, together, as "world news" begins. >>> and good evening, on this monday night. as we begin a new week, all across the country, parents and children return to their schools, thinking of those 26 families from sandy hook elementary. last night, the president assured them he will take action, saying they are not alone. and, as we said, this week here at abc news, we will join the search for answers about gun violence in america. but we do begin this evening in a community that is shattered e but holding on, and abc's dan harris, who has been there from the start, watched as the funerals began today. dan? >> reporter: diane, good evening. this growing carpet of cards and flowers and teddy bears behind me is a symbol of a community that is hoping, in the words of one of the signs here, that love will get them through this. first, though, they need to get through the funerals, which began today. today, in newtown, a funeral for noah pozner who was eulogized as a boy who liked animals, video games and mexican food. he used t
ABC
Dec 23, 2012 5:30pm PST
positive example for children. >> reporter: our new abc washington news post pole shows a majority of americans continue to favor more restrictions on gun ownership. that may be the reason other americans are flocking to gun stores. shelves empty just this week at this north carolina store. >> we've never seen anything like this. we have the christmas business, the hunting season business, and now we have the political business. >> lapierre was pressed time and time again whether he would agree to one change in gun law, he either refused to answer or changed the subject. he finished by saying the gun is the tool. the problem is the criminal. >> let me ask you about another washington story. we're nine days away from going over the fiscal cliff. any progress to speak of today? >> there are a number of members of congress today asking that the president and the speaker try one more time. both republicans and democrats in the senate are saying the chances of that big debt-reducing deal really are lost. it's now a small deal, they expect it out of the senate probably later this week. >> d
ABC
Dec 13, 2012 4:00am PST
attack. >> reporter: roberts' ex-girlfriend, hannah sansburn, told abc news that roberts quit his job, sold all his belongings and said he was moving to hawaii. she still has no idea what set him off. >> this was the last thing i would ever have expected. especially from him. he was just too sweet. >> reporter: detectives say roberts made a beeline from his volkswagen jetta, parked in the mall lot, and entered macy's carrying the rifle, which he stole from someone he knew. roberts wore a ballistics vest that carried ammo, and a hockey-style mask. that grisly image, different than the one released yesterday, from the woman who raised roberts, showing him looking innocent and happy. a family friend read a statement. >> she has no understanding or explanation for her son's behavior. >> reporter: police continue running search warrants and chasing leads, trying to find an explanation for this rampage. tahman bradley, abc news. >>> amazingly, the young woman who was seriously injured in the shooting, kristina schevchenko, survived a deadly, head-on car crash, this past august. we'll have m
ABC
Dec 28, 2012 1:40am PST
already planning another class for the next holiday break. cecilia vega, abc news, los angeles. >> you didn't have any armed teachers when you grew up, did you? >> i did. i had an armed teacher, not a teacher, an officer and a drug sniffing dog to go around and sniff the lockers. but i never thought about whether they made me feel safe. >> what do you think now in retrospect, do you think it kept your school safe? >> it may have. i grew up in a small town. we never had too many bad things happen. >> the discussions come up after newtown. these are very important discussions people are having about how to keep schools safe. i think the question i would ask, where do you draw the line? if it's teachers that are armed, who is to say parents might not say we want to patrol our kid's school? i don't know the answers to that. it's very complicated. >> it is. so that leads us to our facebook question. we want to know what you think. do you want your child's teacher to be armed in the classroom? tell us what you think on our facebook page because this debate is going to continue until
ABC
Dec 14, 2012 4:00pm PST
taken to prevent incidents like it regardless of the politic autos abc 7 news viewers expressing condolences to those touched by the tragedy on our face book page, we invite to you share your thoughts. >> but it's very difficult to express with words how devastating this tragedy is. >> yes. wayne freedman shows us the moments of raw emotion today, between headlines. >> this is the day when the names sandy hook elementary school and newtown, connecticut changed forever. once obscure, they're now infamous. >> like you, you know, you read it in the paper and see it in the news, you're like, oh, my god, then, you heard something happened close to home. it's like... i think i'm still in shock. >> but relieved shock as difficult as this story is too believe, imagine living it. learning your child's fate in bits and pieces. >> my neighbor heard gunshots. and then, i just said to her don't worry. she said no. i called the school, no one answered. >> someone came into the room and shotju4u a teacher. that is all i know. sorry. >> i just heard the principal was shot and killed. i heard ki
ABC
Dec 26, 2012 6:00pm PST
in other areas there is a moderate ranger of avalanches. live in truckee, abc 7 news. >> john, thank you very much. >> rainfall totals from storms. sandhya? >> looking at live doppler 7 we're seeing isolated showers at this hour, just southeast, you can see light returns here. heading down towards hills, still a pop up shower showing up, rainfall in last 12 hours, san francisco more than an inch. 63 in santa rosa. towards east bay, oakland close to an inch there. san jose, 61/100ths6 rain. you're going get a chance to dry out. break is coming up but another storm will be returning. i'll let you know timing of the storm and a look at your new year's eve forecast coming up. >> days of rain taking a toll on hill slides. this tree came down in burlingame neighborhood, a video sent to you reports blocked roads. and here is one being taken down in berkly. after part of it fell across some phone line was a car carred below. and tonight abc 7 news is live in mill valley with, in marin county with a look at the storm story. cornell? >> yes. you know so many hills and mountains and that
ABC
Dec 17, 2012 4:00pm PST
some districts re-examining their procedures. >> abc 7 news checked in with the millbrae school district. today. leanne? >> well, carolyn, you know the school district says it has a solid security plan in place, they have been talking with parents since friday. a tailor middle school, security measures are updated rigly. locks to each room changed about a year ago, protecting those inside from an intruder, narrow windows are covered. the millbrae school district has four elementary schools, each of them has an emergency security plan. >> we have monthly drills and we're not talking just about fire drills but we also do lock down drills as well. .jx&lyy, police is present during a lock down drill. >> every month, those drills are reviewed. is this ongoing communication. >> the sheriff's office work was the schools visiting them once per week. >> i meet with the principal. and determine if they have needs with the school. on types of training and problems throughout the school. >> the millbrae school district acknowledge interested there is room for improvement. the district notif
ABC
Dec 13, 2012 5:30pm PST
and misleading attacks on her." abc news has learned that before her withdrawal, president obama had concluded that senator john kerry would be a better choice to be the nation's top diplomat. with kerry almost certain to be tapped, sources say former senator chuck hagel, a nebraska republican, seems to today have an edge to be the next defense secretary. and in what is being perceived as an expression of presidential support, president obama will tomorrow meet here at the white house with ambassador rice, diane. >> all right, i want to turn to another meeting, though, now, jake, because behind you tonight, behind those white house doors, the president met with speaker boehner about the fiscal cliff. what happened? >> reporter: it was described as a frank and candid exchange of views with house speaker john boehner coming here, invited by the president to talk about this impasse they seem to have reached, with boehner saying that the president hasn't agreed to enough spending cuts, president obama still pushing on increasing tax rates on the wealthiest americans. we do not have any n
ABC
Dec 11, 2012 1:40am PST
prevent infection. but she's feeling strong and back in the second grade. dr. richard besser, abc news, new york. >> talk about the miracle of modern medicine. i can't think of no better example than that. it goes beyond blood cancers and used for prostate cancer and breast cancer, as well. >> and they're pledging $20 million for further research at the university -- penn university to bring the treatment to the market. but unbelievable. if you think of something as negative as hiv and they're using hiv to -- it's unbelievable that they would use that to -- >> you look at that little girl, $20 million, well spent. amazing. >>> still ahead, fans of the late singer jenni rivera are in mourning as her family shares their emotions for the first time with the media. >>> up next, we'll go to miami beach where rivera's death hit especially hard. you're watching "world news now." >>> latin >>> latin superstar jenni rivera had millions of fans, and they're all now mourning the loss after she died in a plane crash on sunday. but her family, they are suffering the most. >> later today, they'll set out
ABC
Dec 24, 2012 5:30pm PST
webster, new york, on the shores of lake ontario. and so we begin tonight with abc's paula faris. >> reporter: the fire broke out just before sunrise. the 9-1-1 call at 5:35 a.m., in sleepy webster, new york. two firefighters sped to the scene in their engine, two others drove their own cars. but when they moved in to battle the blaze, gunfire. >> reporting three firefighters injured. one taking cover in a crashed fire truck. two have been down in the street and they're serious. >> reporter: police now say it was all a trap. that a gunman was laying in wait for the first responders to arrive. all four firefighters were shot. >> fireman mike chiapperini, who is also a lieutenant with the webster police department, was deceased at the scene. >> reporter: 43-year-old chiapperini was named the webster fire department's firefighter of the year just two weeks ago. also slain, tomasz kaczowka. the department calls him a tremendous young man. >> these people get up in the middle of the night to go put out fires. they don't expect to be shot and killed. >> reporter: webster police have id
ABC
Dec 11, 2012 4:00pm PST
afternoon, so they should be wrapping up fairly soon. live in martinez, abc 7 news. >> thank you, heather. >> an unusually high tide is causing some street flooding in marin city. >> it's only expected to get worse.> let's check in now with spencer christian for the latest. >> rain is on the way. it's notwujhj here yet. we're precipitation-free but not far to the north up around eureka, we've got a large mass of moisture and some cases of heavy down pours moving into our direction. we'll start at 7:00 this evening. we'll see clouds thickening and perhaps the first wave of rain will have arrived by that time in the northern most part of sonoma county. you'll notice to about midnight, you'll see rain sweeping through the bay area, this front will keep sweeping through and be trailed by showers, some will be widely scattered showers, some, more organized meaning possi
ABC
Dec 14, 2012 5:30pm PST
ages of 5 and 10 years old. >> our abc news team here to bring you the latest on the worst shooting at an elementary school in american history as "world news" begins tonight. >> from abc news, this is a special edition of "world news" with diane sawyer, tragedy at the elementary school. reporting from connecticut, diane sawyer. >> good evening, welcome to a special edition of "world news" in newtown, connecticut, the site of a mass shooting and gunfire aimed at elementary school children. we're in front of the united methodist church where people are gathering all even long as details are still pouring in. 27 victims, 20 children, seven adults and we heard all day about the incredible response by teachers inside the school which is considered one of the leading schools in the nation. and also tonight, we have a new image of the suspected shooter, as we tell you everything we know about who did it, what kind of weapons and why. and we begin all of this with between between anchor chris cuomo and he's here with me. >> almost unimaginable scene. what we know so far is inside this elem
ABC
Dec 28, 2012 4:00pm PST
coverage. you can get weather alerts through our twitter feed. follow us on abc 7 news bay area. >> also happening now, oakland police investigating a driver who led the chp on a high-speed chase ending with the death of a young woman. >> abc 7 news has more on the chase and the deadly crash into a car full of people. >> happening now, oak lend police are trying to figure out why a driver led them on a high-speed chase. the driver of this bmw is now in police custody after he smashed his car into this lincoln just after 11:00. a california patrol spokesman tells abc 7 news that a traffic stop at 90th and bankroft took a dramatic turn when the driver of the bmw sped away. the officers found whit it crashed into the lincoln town car. police say five people in this car never saw the bmw coming and had no time to get out of the way. one person, a woman in her 20s, a passenger was killed. two others taken to the hospital, both with major injuries. the other two passengers in the lincoln treated at the scene. police are not identifying any people in the lincoln town car yet. they're l
ABC
Dec 24, 2012 3:00am PST
completely out of the so-called assault weapons. so they're buying up everything. >> reporter: an abc news "washington post" poll show more americans continue to favor more restrictions on gun ownership. even sales of gun safes are shooting up. >> people are definitely concerned about the safety of their families and kids. >> reporter: a week after the massacre of those innocent children and adults in newtown, connecticut, the head of the national rifle association unveiled his plan, calling for every american school to have an armed guard. >> when that horrible monster tried to shoot his way into sandy hook school, that if a good guy with a gun had been there, he might have been able to stop him. >> we don't want to turn our schools into dodge cities. >> reporter: at least one school district in new jersey placed armed guards in each school over the governor's objection. >> you don't want to make this an armed camp for kids. i don't think that's a positive example. >> such an interesting debate. you feel like we have to do something to prevent another tragedy like the one we saw in newtown. but folks
ABC
Dec 22, 2012 5:30pm PST
these games, and it's up to the parents to understand them. neal karlinsky, abc news, seattle. >>> and now to an extraordinary medical story, tonight one family is celebrating the holidays with a baby they thought would not be here. this is a medical miracle. involving an operation performed months before the child was even born. here's dr. richard besser. >> reporter: what you're seeing is a miracle in motion. just a few minutes old. you would never guessed that this baby had been through an operation on his heart months before, a patient while still in his mother's womb. 20 weeks pregnant, she received devastating news. >> she was carrying a fetus that had an absence of development of left side of the heart. >> reporter: the doctors at children's hospital in philadelphia, wanted to perform an operation on his unborn heart, just the size of a grape. they tried on others before, but none of these little patients made it to their first birthday. >> we held on to that little glimmer of hope maybe, there's an experimental procedure that would give him hope. >> we just thought tha
ABC
Dec 3, 2012 5:30pm PST
our reporter behind the wheel, his eyes open, his brain asleep. an abc news experiment on drowsy drivers out cold, and they don't even know it. >>> good evening. we begin with that announcement out of england today that rocketed around the world. the future queen, kate middleton, expecting her first child, but she was rushed to the hospital, prince william by her side. abc's lama hasan is here. we talked with sources inside the palace, and she has the latest on what happened. lama. >> reporter: good evening, diane. well, the couple had been so tightly lipped about the pregnancy that some here at the palace the queen, prince charles and other members of the royal family reportedly only found out about it today. but when kate was hospitalized, the palace decided it was time to break the news to the world. the last time the world saw kate middleton was on friday, a picture of health playing field hockey. now we learn the duchess of cambridge is pregnant and hospitalized for a condition called hyperemesis gravidarum. the palace today saying as the pregnancy is in its very early stage
KOFY
Dec 3, 2012 9:00pm PST
told us, yesterday certainly qualified as a rainy day. in lafayette, abc 7 news. >> what a crazy tame over the weekend. thank goodness for the calm weather we needed to dry out but won't last long. spencer has yet more rain spencer on our door step. >> indeed dan here's live doppler 7 hd. early this evening we had a large area of moisture well to the north up around mendocino county dissipated right now but still noise our north moving in our direction. give you a lack at conditions tm morning beginning at the start of rush hour 5:00 o'clock tomorrow morning start the fork animation at that point probably light rain up around santa rosa, perhaps as far south as san rafael. notice 5 to 7:00 a.m. we see the rain remaining in the north bay. don't expect to drop down below the golden gate. as a matter of fact it break up a little bit. 80's of rain early morning hours as we continue now to about 9:00 o'clock tomorrow morning. we see it retreat ago bit farther north back up to around santa rosa and points north of santa rosa so for virtually all the morning hours the rain will be confined t
ABC
Dec 4, 2012 4:00pm PST
services in contra costa county. >> the decision made to close several stations there. abc news has a story from clayton. >> happening now in contra costa county, the board is making a difficult decision to close four fire stations w[ it's the only one in this small town. now, residents will face longer response times in qais case of a fire. the others are in martinez walnut creek and west lay fayette. no firefighters will lose their jobs?Úñ and and a parcel tax for fire services on the ballot. >> they're going to have a deal yai. you never know when you have an emergency what time of the day or night. and it could mean the difference between five minutes and 10 minutes. it's for a fire, meaning a larger fire, and for life saving measures could mean life, or death. >> in clayton, abc 7 news. >> investigators looking into the cause of a fire in petaluma. >> sky 7 is above the scene, you can see crews trying to fight the flames there this, fire started about 3:30 this morning in a large home in a rural area. took crews about two hours to get it contained. it appears everybody did get
ABC
Dec 5, 2012 6:30pm EST
may have seen commercials calling for a reverse mortgage. but tonight, abc news has learned there's growing concern and the government may be ready to take as. here's abc's senior national correspondent jim avila. >> it was -- this was our dream. >> reporter: the family home, dream and nest egg for wisconsin's linda and jim mcmahon. until it had to be sold out from under linda to pay back a reverse mortgage as soon as her husband died. >> i get a letter, sorry to hear about your husband passing away. buy the house or move out. >> reporter: reverse mortgages give homeowners an immediate cash payment in exchange for future equity. allowing them to stay in the house until death. but only people 62 and older quali qualify. linda was too young to be on the mortgage, so, when her older husband died, she lost everything. it's only one danger inherent in the reverse mortgage. >> hi, i'm fred thompson. >> hi, i'm henry winniklewinkle. >> reporter: critics say the commercials prey on vulnerable seniors. and today, the government is warning that reverse mortgages are not free money. >> turn th
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Dec 6, 2012 2:35am EST
on people who live in coastal regions. >> jen jer zee, abc news, new york. >>> there is a lot of folks out there think, global warming or climate change as the it is better called is a hoax or need study. look at pieces like that. and the numbers. i don't know. it is not global warming or climate change someone explain to me what it is then. that's all. >> really truly only been tracking this since 1976 i think it is. >> numbers since then are pretty alarming. >> we are talking about what, 46 years, as opposed to thousand of years. >> but imagine itch the rate of the last, 46 years lasts 1,000 years what will our planet look look if it is exists. >> dooms day. doomsday. the world is ending on december 21. >> all right. we are getting a stunning new look right now at our planet while it exists from way up in space. nasa just released these pretty spectacular images of earth at night. taken from a new satellite. dense galaxy clusters come alive there in the dark. the remarkably detailed views even show brightly lit boats along the nile river. flames from mideast oil exploration and
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Dec 11, 2012 6:00pm PST
information throughout the evening on abc 7 news at 9:00 and 11:00. >> stay with us and there is breaking news tonight. a baerkly man is recovering after finding three people burglarized in his home. this burglary ways talking about happened in the hills on farallon drive. he got back from walking his dog, he confronted the burglaries and took a beating and even womplts allen, how badly injured is he?#n"ól i just lost you. i'm going to talk. his leg was runnover by the suspect and i drove on the crime scene. i'm told the victim walked in on the burglars inside of the house. and surprised them in his house. here is what it looked like, shortly after he confronted them, neighbors quickly came out and wrapped the man in a blanket. he called 911 and he says he yelled out. the two men and a woman ran out of the house, one punched him in the face several times. the victim tried to stop them. they drove away. here is what he told police. >> they hit me, then, when pulling forward, they ran over my leg. >> i'm going to talk right now. i lost you. dan. but the faibs say the two suspects drove off with
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Dec 24, 2012 4:00am PST
the season. many are bracing for more to come. john schriffen, abc news, new york. >> all right, thanks, john. >>> one area of severe weather to keep an eye on. accuweather meteorologist andrew baglini has the latest. good morning, andrew. >> while most of the nation will seem relatively tranquil for the holidays, we're tracking one disturbance that will give us bad weather. eastern texas around the houston area, thunderstorms will pop up. that spreads eastward throughout christmas tuesday. louisiana, mississippi, alabama, georgia, interstates 10 and 20, large hail, damaging wind gusts, torrential downpours, the throat for a tornado. a destructive storm system on this tuesday. the highest threat for tornadoes around new orleans, mobile, interstate 10 northward into the panhandle of florida. definitely be on alert throughout the christmas tuesday. good snow across portions of the plains. >> i hate to see rough weather this time of the year. folks hitting the road and holidays. yeah. >>> let's look at weather from across the country on this christmas eve. last-minute shoppers in b
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Dec 20, 2012 6:00pm PST
san francisco says he will support that, too. in san francisco, abc 7 news. >> let's talk about gun violence on the bay now. an innocent victim has become the 124th homicide victim. the 47-year-old shot and killed last night, walking home from a store near her home on international boulevard. police tell us that she was caught up in the cross fire of two shooters and not their intended target. she was the mother of two, and grandmother of four. >> i never hurt nobody or did nothing to nobody. or anything like this to happen to her. she was a good person. >> this affected a lot of people. you know? not just her children, but children in the community. >> and investigators hoping witnesses and kramz can lead them to the killers. >> the president said going after marijuana yuners will wo not be a top priority. right now, justice department is trying to shut down medical marijuana dispensaries operating in oakland and san jose. it's a case heard before a magistrate today. abc 7 news is in the newsroom for us. >> in july, prosecutors zeroed in on the health center by targeting building o
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Dec 11, 2012 5:00pm PST
injuries today. they're telling us she's likely to survive. abc 7 news. and after being run over by three people bloorizing his home, he was out walking his dog about 3:00 this afternoon. he got back and he saw two men and a woman ransacking his house, he tried to intervene. one man punched him, another hit him, run into him and no word yet on his condition. >> let's talk about the weather. here comes rain again. we want to check in with sandhya pat dwrol see what is on live doppler 7 hd. >> we have our own radar. and the first signs of the storm just northwest of ukiah. it's still just clouds that are rolling in to the bay area, looking north, this is where rain is falling. crescent city, and eureka. and this is governoring to be heading down towards bay area, let's give you a quick view. you'll notice cloud cover. rain line up by yu kaia tonight. heading into 9:00, 10:00, or 11:00 we'll see fronts moving south and east. we'll see rainfall. rainfall by midnight is letting up to the but east bay, south bay towards santa cruz mountainski2Ñ getting light rai. our live doppler 7 hd once aga
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Dec 21, 2012 5:30pm PST
statement a shameful evasion of the crisis. earlier in an interview with abc news "nightline" anchor cynthia mcfadden, bloomberg put some of the blame for gun violence at the feet of the gun lobby. the mayor wants what he calls reasonable restrictions, a ban on assault rifles and high capacity magazines. >> our society finally has woken up and said, we are going to do this whether you like it or not. >> reporter: as for putting armed security guards in schools some authorities support the concept of more police there but say there's no money to do so on such a huge scale. while the nra suggested some of the work could be done by volunteers, "the wall street journal" estimates it would cost $6.7 billion. and will it work? in some cases, perhaps. but at columbine, students were killed despite the fact armed police were there. two of the nation's biggest teachers unions were sharply critical of the nra proposal, one saying the nra is delusional. >> thanks, pierre. >>> on sunday the man who will spearhead the nra's push to put armed guards in schools will sit down with george ste
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Dec 23, 2012 9:00am PST
area. we have team coverage a of our storm watch. abc 7 news reporter keira is in pacifica. nick smith is at sfo where holiday travelers are seeing flight delays. a quick first look at the weather. >> good morning. we are looking at a cold front strong one moving into the bay area. all of the reds andie and yells with flooding occurring now near pedaluma. here is pedaluma. stony brook road, pen grove park some streams above flood stage. to the north, forestville looking at heavy rain. further south, southern marin county, south salito lighter rain. heavier cells here into the east bay around the san ramon valley. dublin, 5850 heavy rain. further on the peninsula looking at good cells from pacifica, half moon bay, moss beach and montera. heavy remember rain. lighter returns for sunnyvale, coupe cuper it tino and san jose. the suze mountains have gilroy, light rain here. moisture pushinged in along the coast. winds up to 38 meals an hour in oakland with a wind advisory through 1:00 in the north bay and 2:00 through the south bay. continues to increase throughout the morning hours.
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Dec 5, 2012 4:00pm PST
told but this on abc 7 morning news. police say a woman in her late 40s or early 50s was shot and killed while riding her bike shortly before midnight this, happened behind long fellow middle school. police are asking anyone who may have information to give them a call. >> in oakland police looking for three gunman in a shooting that injured four people late last night around east 18th street and fifth avenue near southeast side of lake merit. a witness tells abc 7 news he heard the gunshots ringing out near a liquor store in the area. >> a driver says he lost control of the car. the crash injured a female shopper taken to the hospital. this happened near haskell street. employees say they couldn't tell how fast the driver was going. >> the ports of los angeles and long beach are open again this afternoon. >> workers reached an agreement with the 14 shipping cost estimated billion dollars per day. the clerk as agreed on a pack. >> the targ yoit moved throughout the supply chain. give everybody those presents. they're looking for it in the stores. >> the ports of long beach and los
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Dec 18, 2012 5:00pm PST
information from adam lanza's computer. abc news is reporting hard drive on the home computer is badly damaged. it seems the 20-year-old smashed to it pieces before the shooting. electronic experts say data appears to be lost. it's also possible lanza overwrote them that drive. the fbi is still trying to access his e mail accounts to determine who he communicated with. >> california lawmakers finding ways to slow gun violence across the state. today, introducing one bill designed to restrict ammunition sales, requiring anyone who wants to buy ammo to obtain a perm skbrit pass a check. one lawmaker says our priorities are upside down. >> you can ask them to secure a permit that costs just $10 to cut down a christmas tree in the state of california but we cannot ask them to pass a background check to purchase ammunition, much of which is principally designed to kill people. asked pension funds to sell off investments connected to weapons, banned in california. >> and a controversial idea is being raised to keep schools safe. the governor of michigan wants legislation to allow conce
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Dec 10, 2012 5:30pm PST
. today, the average is $3.35 and it could drop even more before new years. abc's sharyn alfonsi is here to tell us how much and why. >> reporter: it's the type of crash motorists love. gas prices plummeting. in boston, $3.59. atlanta, $3.79. salt lake, $3.40, and l.a., $3.68. the trip home for the holidays just got a lot cheaper. >> i'm thrilled! i mean, i have to buy gas no matter what, so, the fact that it costs a little bit less is great. especially with christmas and everything coming up. >> reporter: prices began rebounding after the refinery problems were fixed. add to that, demand for gasoline down for winter. analyst now think gas prices could fall even further before new years eve. >> by christmas, we should have prices between $3.20 per gallon and $3.40 per gallon. >> reporter: the good news comes on the heels of a game-changing headline from the internal energy agency. they predict the u.s. will be energy independent by 2030. and become the world's largest exporter of oil, surpassing counties like saudi arabia, venezuela, nigeria and even iran. solar, wind and a backyard
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Dec 20, 2012 1:40am PST
. >> reporter: terry moran, abc news, washington. >> for all the people talking about reform right now, background checks, strengthening that system right now, absolutely a part of it. and closing that gun show loophole. you have to believe they'll be part of whatever final package emerges. >> what wonderful work this young man is doing. he's an ambassador for peace. >> turning tragedy into a legitimate cause. that's admirable. we'll be back. we'll be back. [ female announcer ] what does the anti-aging power of olay total effects plus the perfecting color of a bb cream equal? introducing the newest beauty trend. total effects cc cream c for color. c for correction. [ female announcer ] fight 7 signs of aging flawlessly. cc what's possible. ♪ ♪ oh i need someone to read me stories ♪ ♪ oh, someone to turn the page >>> with the past few weeks gridlocked on capitol hill, lawmakers took a rather unusual step yesterday. >> they took a break from their work to go to the movies, together. the senators were hoping for a little inspiration in leadership and more importantly, in bipar
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Dec 26, 2012 4:00pm PST
trees. those are signs that the earth is on the move. we're live in mill valley, abc 7 news. >> thank you so much n east palo alto water district workers are keeping an eye on the creek that flooded, causing evacuation of seven homes and a levy to leak. officials say so far, so good. >> it's looking fine as long as we're not getting anymore anticipation. so we're just assessing damage at this point in time. >> residents are annoyed and sate flooding happens all the time. city officials are ware of the frustration and hope public work project scheduled for the spring will fix things once skb for all. >> going to the sierra now.r[ç.÷ snowfall is slowing down drivers going to, or coming from lake tahoe area. this is showing a steady stream of traffic. they hope to repeat it for new year's of course. >> here is a look at conditions on interstate 80. winds are gusting up to 60 miles per hour. and you can imagine, chains are required and snow showers will continue throughout the night. chp advising drivers to please take it slow. >> and stay with abc 7 news and you can get alerts from us
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Dec 30, 2012 11:00pm EST
should be made to the license. cheryl conner abc 2 news. >>> he shot a handgun at his sister ask took off. the hartford county sheriff's office say people should be on guard. they have searching for 20-year- old keef burley. he shot through the door of a house hitting his sister. she's expected to survive, but burley got away. the shooting followed an all day argument between burley and his family. >> should the public be concerned. >> absolutely. we believe individual is out and armed and dangerous. we don't know his frame of mind. i don't feel a feeling for what the argument was about so it's hard to predict who he's angry at. >> the family says burley did not live at this home but claim he came back after the shooting leaving before officers arrived. >>> a 33-year-old man was shot in the head overnight in northwest baltimore. police were called to the the 5300 block of cordelia avenue just before 1 this morning. they found a maunna gunshot wound. he was taken to the hospital and is expected to survive. detectives believe he was fighting with another man before the shooting. if
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Dec 17, 2012 6:00pm PST
set up about seven miles from here, abc 7 news. >> thank you. >> school districts throughout the bay area are addressing their security plans following the tragedy in connecticut. abc 7 news checked in with one school district on the peninsula. she's live with the story. leanne?lxgj >> well, carolyn, state department of education is asking all schools to immediately begin reviewing their plans, near millbrae we saw what one respond -- response plan looks like. millbrae school district has four elementary, one middle school. they have lock down drills. >> how does that go? do you give advice? >> they have a plan. we can always improve. we meet afterwards and debrief with the fire department. of course, with drills there is things that can be improved which is why we do the drills. >> teachers know to stay inside of the classroom, draw curtains drop to the floor, lights out no, talking the locks were changed about a year ago, allowing teachers to keep intruders out. narrow windows on the doors are also covered. still, the principal admits it's nearly impossible to prepare for somethin
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